Fred Couples: Masters practice round with Tiger Woods is all about golf

“This is not going to be questions and answers,” Couples told reporters at the Houston Open. “It’s going to be strictly golf. I play a lot with him at Augusta, so this is not unusual.

“I’m looking forward to it, for sure, just because he hasn’t played. I want to see the (fan) reaction and how good he’s hitting it.”

Couples says Woods has joked with him — about golf — via text messages.

“He teases me about winning a couple of times on the Champions Tour,” Couples said. “He needs shots is what he’s telling me. I’m smarter than that.”